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Samuel Adams Cream Stout | Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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Samuel Adams Cream StoutSamuel Adams Cream Stout
BA SCORE
3.92/5
Very Good
2,704 Ratings
Samuel Adams Cream StoutSamuel Adams Cream Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Massachusetts, United States
samueladams.com

Style: Milk / Sweet Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Jason on 10-29-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,108
Reviews:
1,265
Ratings:
2,704
pDev:
12.5%
Bros Score:
4.42
 
 
Wants:
255
Gots:
355
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 2,704 |  Reviews: 1,265
Photo of wlfmaldon1
3.82/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JuanAlberto
3.8/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Blitz23
4.35/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of imanidiot777
4.51/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

One day at the beer store I was on the prowl for something new, and did not expect that to come in the form of Sam Adams. Somehow, this beer has slipped past me all this time. No longer! This beer pours as black as motor oil and is completely opaque. I love drinking something that looks this way. The head is a light brown color and laces beautifully down the glass. To me, the taste is strongly of chocolate and coffee. Goes down smoothly and I can't wait to have another!

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Photo of HoppyBeerisHappyBeer
3/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Jeremiah87
3.55/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jeffwise
4.52/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of WickedBeer
4.33/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of aknalley
4.06/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Shanty76
4.02/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PunkAndPorters
4.36/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of matcris
4.08/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

LOOKS: Dark brown in the Nonic pint glass, a little ruby around the edges when held to the light. An inch of tan creamy head that winds up as a thin layer on top of the beer. Tiny bubbles rising, good carbonation when rocking the glass back and forth. Leaves very nice lacing on the glass.
AROMA: Chocolate is the main smell. Like cocoa powder. There is a dark bready quality and also minor coffee and what I perceive as a slightly sour, (but pleasing), milky note, which I think is the earthy hop varieties.
TASTE: Nice dark bread, chocolate and again a really cool, slightly sour , milky quality. Just a trace of coffee qualities.
MOUTHFEEL: Medium thin body, a little creamy up front, then slightly watery. Great carbonation, not too much, and dry finish.
OVERALL: Very nice, pleasant, basic chocolate stout. If you want a nice dark beer, without all the weight of a higher abv beer. This is an excellent choice.

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Photo of CreekyJarls
3.94/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of aratcliffe
3.58/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Aqualad
4.61/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Marraybay
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Look: Dark brown to black: About a finger of beige foam on top.

Smell: Something mild sweet presenting in the nose: Semi-sweet chocolate
perhaps.

Taste: Some sweetness and flavors of cocoa; Perhaps a touch of
coffee @the close; Very understated though from beginning to end.

Feel: Reasonably creamy: Wouldn't call it thick or syrupy however.

Overall: Coincidentally, this reminded me of the chocolate bock from the
2015 SA Holiday Pack. (Think it would be hard for me at least to tell them apart.)
Certainly both drinkable and better than many, but a little underwhelming from
my perspective. The ABV was actually welcome in this tasting instance, since I
needed to drive.

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Photo of JGCraver
4.27/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dinglehacker
3.58/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into bubbled pint glass. Short, dark beige head, leaves just a wisp of lacing (shaped like large bubble wrap).

Smelled malt roast, dark chocolate, faint molasses sweetness.

Roasted tastes: chocolate, malt, bitter swallow followed by a creamy mouth aftertaste and feel.

Pairs well with Mexican chili candy (picagomas).

A little more watery than "cream stout" might usually imply; hold it up to the light, it resembles Newcastle. But heavier than Guiness or Murphy's. Would recommend Nitro Milk Stout from Left Hand for creaminess, but this beer has an overall favorable flavor.

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Photo of Branlott42
4.15/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Griggsy
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of icemanexit
3.96/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Shields45
4.39/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jamie_Newman
4.32/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of norinco
4.63/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of yoroxanne
3.39/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Samuel Adams Cream Stout from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 2,704 ratings
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